How state VA is addressing veterans issues, Native American women facing breast cancer treatment gaps

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A man sits at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020, in Elwood, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo

We discuss the multitude of challenges former soldiers are facing this Veterans Day. Then, we explore disparities in breast cancer treatment among Native American women and what’s being done to improve their access to health care.

Featured in this Show

  • Veterans Day update with Wisconsin VA Secretary

    On this Veterans Day, we speak to Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Sec. Mary Kolar about how her agency is addressing issues such as homelessness, nursing homes, employment, COVID-19 and medical care for the state’s vets.

  • Doctor raises awareness, support for Native American women experiencing breast cancer

    The American Indian Cancer Foundation says Native American women have a 7% higher breast cancer rate compared to non-Hispanic white women. We talk with the chief executive officer at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center in Milwaukee about the effort to improve access to healthcare and support systems for Native American women impacted by breast cancer.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Christine Hatfield Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Mary Kolar Guest
  • Dr. Lyle Ignace Guest

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